dr Mridul Chandra Das
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Centre for Child Health, BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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Neonatal cholestasis is defined as jaundice with high color urine staining diaper in an infant within first 3 months of life.

The common causes of neonatal cholestasis are –

1) Extra hepatic – biliary atresia, choledocal cyst

2) Intrahepatic – Idiopathic Neonatal Hepatitis (INH)

3) Infectious - TORCH infection

4) Metabolic – Galactosemia, Tyrosinemia, etc.

It should be kept in mind that Idiopathic Neonatal Hepatitis (INH) which is the most common cause of neonatal cholestasis is a diagnosis of exclusion. Its diagnosis can be confirmed only by excluding other causes of cholestasis and these children improve completely on follow up.

Posted On: 04/02/2019

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